Recent News Stories

There’s a new addition to the array of sea creatures at Homer’s Pratt Museum but this one is just not your average fish.  Standing in front of one of the tanks, the new lumpsucker fish appears to be a grey rock, stuck to the back wall of the tank. 

Buccaneer Energy Alaska has filed litigation countering a lawsuit brought by a Archer Drilling and Rig Inspection Services, the company charged with making final repairs to the Endeavor jack-up rig before it was scheduled to begin drilling last fall.

New Coast Guard rules are now in effect that will impact commercial fishing vessels working in waters more than three miles from shore. It is now mandatory for those boats to have a dockside safety exam every two years.  

Groups involved with natural resource management on the Kenai Peninsula were in Homer Thursday. The Homer Soil and Water Conversation District brought individuals together to ensure everyone is working well together.

Since the first of this year, shoppers in Homer have had to get used to a new law prohibiting plastic shopping bags. But Homer voters may end up having the final say on whether Homer’s ban lasts through the year.

The Homer special assessment district has passed a hurdle with a “yes” vote from all city council members on first reading. Final passage could happen at the next meeting Feb. 11.

An exhibit created by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. made its Alaska debut at the Pratt Museum in Homer Friday night. The exhibit explores a topic of interest to just about everyone - food.

The federal government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years. While members of Congress debated the long-term effects of the shutdown, 13,000 federal employees in Alaska woke up to an unpaid day off.

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